Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bizet: Carmen

Bizet: Carmen

Carmen is one of the most famous operas ever. By Georges Bizet, it was first performed in 1875. The "Hanbanera" and "Toreador Song" are very popular arias. The overture is also very famous. This recording has great singing and music, with Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra. After hearing Carmen, you will be an opera fan forever. It is one of my favorite operas of all time.

1 comment:

A. Lee Firth said...

After listening to Carmen on the radio and watching it on TV several times I'm finally going to see it being performed on Monday.

The Grand Theatre at Leeds is a magnificent building and I'm really looking forward to the occasion.